Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sister Marie Celinie Joubert Award for Catechetical Excellence

The National Directory for Catechesis (NDC) calls for the recognition of excellence in catechesis. I am pleased to announce that the Diocese of St. Augustine will have an annual recognition of those involved in catechesis within schools and parishes who are exemplary in their mission of forming disciples. These annual awards will be determined by nominations submitted by pastors, DREs and school principals and are being named in honor of Sister Marie Celinie Joubert, one of the original 8 Sisters of St. Joseph invited by Bishop Agustin to teach the African American students. Sr. Celinie served in all areas of the diocese as both a teacher as well as a nurse. She was chosen because of her widespread service in all areas of the diocese. It is most appropriate that as we prepare for the 450th anniversary of the diocese, that we recognize those who have had a tremendous impact on the spread of the Catholic faith. Nomination packets will be mailed shortly.

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